Wednesday, 14 October 2015

PART FOUR OF KIT CARTER'S CLARKS COMMANDOS...



Another six pages of KIT CARTER'S CLARKS COMMANDOS
from 1970 to drool over today, comic fans.  Featuring the terrific talents
of titanic TOM KERR, it's surprising just how many people remember
reading them back in the day without realizing they were adverts.

Did you have a pair of Clarks Commandos shoes?  Or Pathfinder
ones with the animal tracks on the sole?  And does anybody remember
the astronaut ones?  (That's the ones I had when I was a kid.)





6 comments:

GOODSTUFF said...

Hi I would like to link to you

"Another six pages of KIT CARTER'S CLARKS COMMANDOS"

can you send/post your other KIT CARTER'S CLARKS COMMANDOS links?

thanks

GOODSTUFF

Kid said...

The previous three posts of Clarks Commandos are all fairly recent, GS, and can be seen by scrolling down the page. I think I posted all of them this month.

GOODSTUFF said...

Thanks Dude

drinking the last Beer Changa (elephant beer) that exists more this Friday

Kid said...

No problem. Hope you enjoyed them.

B Smith said...

Another thing that just occurred to me - one thing I liked about these Clarks strips was they were ads that looked like proper comics; it used to infuriate me that when ads used a comic strip format, they were sloppy or faux-arty...as if the agency producing them were ashamed to be be lowering themselves to be producing something as crass as comic strips. I'm thinking of things like those Cresta bear ads, and one for Fruity Pops confectionery (which also appeared in Buster, IIRC).

One big giveaway must surely have struck you, Kid - usually the lettering on these aberrant ads was very non-comiclike, and word balloons were odd shapes...the bods producing them either didn't know how comic strips were supposed to look, or didn't care.

So a big thumbs up to whoever produced the Clarks Commandos ads for getting them right.

Kid said...

Yeah, BS, some of those ad pages you speak of sometimes got the lettering way out of proportion to the art, but the main drawback, even with some of the better looking ones, was that, storywise, they were always mainly geared up to promoting the product (as you'd expect, I suppose). The Clarks ones, however, seem more interested in telling a good little story.

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